Château Darius: Young wine entrepreneurs set out to modernize Saint Emilion

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The wine world is considered by many to be a bit old-fashioned. But times are changing. “We want to be innovative in this very traditional world,” says Flavien Darius Pommier. 23 years old and with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in his pocket, he is now, along with a friend, marketing the family chateau Château Darius in Saint Emilion. By using social media – the most important thing – but also by actively working with famous chefs, restaurants, wine clubs, etc. he wants to modernize Saint Emilion.

Michel and Odette Pommier bought Château Darius in 1990. The château has a vineyard of just over six hectares in Saint-Laurent des Combes. The soil is sandy and gravelly with high iron content. The grapes are 60% merlot and 40% cabernet franc. The average age of the vines is high, 50 years. The wine is aged 18 months in barrels, one third of them new.

We have tasted vintage 2012. Château Darius 2012, Saint Emilion Grand Cru: Round and soft fruit with good texture, length, some oak in the aftertaste, good concentration. More on the winery chateau-darius.com

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Chateau Darius, Saint Emilion
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